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Major retailers are rolling out holiday promotions as millions of Americans begin searching for the perfect gift. One expert is warning online shoppers of scams.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — While many shoppers still choose to grab holiday deals in store, the online shopping boom is expected to continue this year after a record-breaking 2021. Online shopping figures from Adobe show consumers spent more than $200 billion last holiday season, accounting for almost a third of online sales for the entire year.

“For online shopping, users just need to be aware about what information that they’re putting up online,” said Dr. Bruce Young, cyber security professor at Harrisburg University.

Young said scammers are looking for critical information as you shop.

“The credit card information is very valuable, but a lot of your personal identifiable information is also very valuable,” he said.

Dr. Young recommends setting a low credit limit on cards you …